I’ve said it many times over the years – dive watches are a dime a dozen. Established brands and microbrands alike have already mastered the basics, so standing out in a very crowded field is certainly a challenge. William Wood has found a unique angle with The Red Watch that pays homage to the British fire service and consequently the founder’s late grandfather, William Wood himself, a 25-year fire service veteran. The London-based microbrand focuses on sustainability by upcycling old fire helmets and hoses, and it all comes together in a unique and accessible timepiece.
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